Saturday, December 13, 2008

Anubis, King Tut's protector of the dead protects midtown Atlanta

PC121492-Tut-Close-Sky-200-267King Tut is in town: "King Tut and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibition" at the Civic Center.

Lucky us: We get a giant statue on Peachtree at 13th. It looks quite authoritative there, lording over the midtown skyline and new construction. It must be 25 feet tall, elevated on a pedestal, behind a tall fence, emerging from a vacant lot used for construction storage. It certainly transcends all this, facing north, just doing his job.

Jackal-headed god Anubis is believed to be the guide and protector of the dead in ancient Egypt

Anubus lords over the midtown skyscrapers
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Dominates the Campanile
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1100 Peachtree abides in its shadow
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